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Chargers outrun Rams 38-24

Discussion in 'Latest Chargers News & Headlines' started by robdog, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. robdog

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    <img width="316" height="236" title="SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 29: Ladainian Tomlinson #21 of the San Diego Chargers carries the ball for a touchdown in the first half against the St. Louis Rams on October 29, 2006 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers won 38-24. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)" alt="SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 29: Ladainian Tomlinson #21 of the San Diego Chargers carries the ball for a touchdown in the first half against the St. Louis Rams on October 29, 2006 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers won 38-24. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)" src="http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/e4/full.getty-71465365lb003_rams_chargers_7_58_22_pm.jpg" />

    By Boltarious
    <em>Bolt Talk Staff Writer</em>

    Sunday brought the Cleveland/Los Angeles/Anaheim/St. Louis Rams (4-3) to town, with San Diego (5-2) outlasting the Rams in a 38-24 slugfest that was exactly what the Chargers needed. Losing in KC a week ago had given all of us a few doubts, but the Chargers came out with fire in their eyes, especially one Shawne Merriman, who went from section to section looking for forgiveness from the fans. We forgave... What choice do we have, we NEED Merriman if we are going to the Promised Land. Said Mr. Lights out on his impending suspension, "I play every play like it's my last one, that's how I've always taken the game of football. You'll never feel like you've left anything on the field."

    Sunday was a day for Ladainian Tomlinson to show why he is the best running back in the NFL, and LT was clearly ready to rumble. LT took the first 2 carries up the gut for 5 yards each, telling the Rams that we were open for business baby. While St Louis did their best to contain him, LT was unstoppable Sunday, rolling for 183 yards and 3 TD's. Every game I get to see LT work his magic is a privilege.

    Said LT about his exploits, "So many questions start to come when you don't have 100 yards. People start to wonder, are you getting old or have you lost a step? For me, it's all motivation. If I lost a step and had a day like this today, I'd hate to see if I was a young man what I would have done today with the kind of holes I ran through."
    Imagine... LT at 17....

    San Diego took a commanding 14-0 lead on the strength of LT's legs, with scoring runs of 2 and 38 yards, and a bit of Eric Parkers great hands. Parker has become a go to guy, as in go to the 40, I'll hit ya. This explains why WR Reche Caldwell plays in New England now, along with the rest of the Chargers north. Seau, Harrison, hell I was looking for Pupunu, Means and Humphries last night on MNF.

    St Louis managed to come back a little at 14-7, but this was not going to be their day. Mark Bulger met Merriman on the first play, suffering his first sack almost as soon as the ball was snapped. Merriman wanted to show the whole world that he was still on the field, and not suspended yet.

    This first half ended at 14-7, and Charger fans were a little restless, although the sight of one particular Charger girl in here CAT costume made up for any pain we might have felt.

    The second half was a time for San Diego to flex its collective muscles, outscoring the Rams 28-17, in a dogfight of a game. Chargers DB Marlon McCree made the play of the day, recovering a fumble, and rolling 79 yards for the TD, giving the Chargers a 21-7 lead, and momentum for the rest of the day.

    Michael burner Turner made his usual 14 yard TD rumble through a Rams Defense that had no chance to stop him, and the Chargers took a 31- 10 lead, which is USUALLY safe in the NFL. Marc Bulger brought the Rams back to 31-17, and even with a 14-point lead, Charger fans were restless.

    LT then took matters into his own hands, with his 3rd TD of the day, a nifty 25 yard catch and run from Rivers into the endzone, giving the Bolts a mighty 38 points. No team should EVER lose when they score 38, and San Diego managed to weather a late TD pass from Bulger to K. Curtis, and held on for a much-needed 38-24 victory.

    Denver lost to the Colts at home, and we are now TIED for first. Afterwards I saw several Bronco fans running their mouths, cant wait to play them...

    LT became even more legendary, surpassing 8000 yards and 90 career TD's on Sunday, an amazing feat.

    You gotta be kidding me; LT is still just a kid to me.

    Add to that tying Emmitt Smith for fastest to 90 TD's. Anytime you are tying EMMITT SMITH for TD records, you should probably be happy with that. LT LT LT
    THE GREATEST BACK OF OUR TIME!!!!!!
    You gotta love it!

    Next up is Cleveland, and the reborn Browns. Wait, maybe that's what Los Angeles can do for a team, just make a new RAMS team with the old colors, just like in the CFL, which has 2 teams named the Roughriders.

    See ya Sunday; hopefully I will be more awake for this one....
    getting too old for these late Saturdays...
     

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